Zoomable UIs

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Joni Korpi on the redesign of his personal website, where he describes all the issues involving “zoomable user interfaces”, or ZUIs. For example, clicking on a link will zoom into that particular element rather than cause a full page refresh.

There is no home page or navigation menu. These two elements are usually among the hardest to design, so I’m glad to be rid of them. In this design, they’re both replaced by the same thing: a zoomable view of the site’s contents. The content itself is the navigation.

Another good example of this design pattern is Work & Co.’s portfolio.

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